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State of the art and practice of urban freight management: Part I: Infrastructure, vehicle-related, and traffic operations

José Holguín-Veras, Johanna Amaya Leal, Iván Sánchez-Diaz, Michael Browne, Jeffrey Wojtowicz

 

Abstract

The first in a series of two, this paper conducts a review of the public-sector initiatives that could be used to improve freight activity in metropolitan areas; collects data about initiatives that have been implemented and their performance; and produces a ranking of suggested initiatives. The review of public-sector initiatives is based on a comprehensive analysis of their performance, which cataloged the initiatives into seven major groups, 15 subgroups, and 48 unique initiatives. The initiatives covered in this paper include: Infrastructure Management; Parking/Loading Areas Management; Vehicle-Related Strategies; and Traffic Management. The characterization of the state of the practice and the performance of the initiatives was based on a survey that collected data from 32 countries and 56 cities throughout the world. The third component of the work is a ranking of suggested initiatives based on the performance data collected by the survey. The paper ends with a discussion of chief findings.

 

State of the art and practice of urban freight management Part II: Financial approaches, logistics, and demand management

José Holguín-Veras, Johanna Amaya Leal, Iván Sánchez-Diaz, Michael Browne, Jeffrey Wojtowicz

 

Abstract

The second in a series of two, this paper conducts a review of the public-sector initiatives that could be used to improve freight activity in metropolitan areas, collects data about the initiatives that have been implemented and their performance, and produces a ranking of suggested initiatives. The review of public-sector initiatives is based on a comprehensive analysis of their performance, which cataloged the initiatives into seven major groups, 15 subgroups, and 48 unique initiatives. The initiatives covered in this paper include: Financial Approaches; Logistical Management; and Demand/Land Use Management. The characterization of the state of the practice, and the performance of the initiatives, was based on a survey that collected data from 32 countries and 56 cities throughout the world. The third component of the work consisted of the generation of a ranking of suggested initiatives based on the performance data collected by the survey. The fourth component of the research reported here is the development of a process intended to lead to the sustained improvement of urban freight management. The paper ends with a discussion of chief findings.

 

User Perception of Fairness of Time-of-Day Pricing and Other Typical Toll Discounts

José Holguín-Verasa, Trilce Encarnación, Carlos A. González-Calderón

 

Abstract

The paper describes the research conducted by the authors concerning the opinion of transportation users about the fairness of Time-of-Day pricing and discounts for users of Electronic Toll Collection technology and for frequent users of the toll facilities. To this effect, the authors analyzed attitudinal data collected from a sample of more than one thousand users, who provided their opinions about the fairness of using pricing to reduce congestion and of providing such toll discounts. The authors conducted descriptive analyses of the data, and estimated ordinal discrete choice models, elasticities, and marginal effects to assess the significance of various socio-economic attributes of the respondents. The paper ends with a discussion of chief conclusions and policy implications.


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